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Annual Awards

The following awards are presented annually at the annual McNair Scholars Program Banquet.

The LaTina Sullivan Memorial Award is to be presented annually to a McNair Scholar who demonstrates an unwavering commitment to helping others, good citizenship, and social responsibility in his/her actions and research. This award was established in memory of former McNair Scholar and KU student LaTina Sullivan who passed away in 1997.

  • 2014   Louisa Hussein
  • 2013   Paige Henderson
  • 2012   Cody L. Lown
  • 2011   Diana L. Restrepo
  • 2010   Eric Martinez
  • 2009   Sylvia Niccum
  • 2008   Aude Negrete-Banos
  • 2007   Yodit Gebremariam
  • 2006   Momina Sims
  • 2005   Katherine Acosta
  • 2004   Latasha Reed
  • 2003   Charles (Chad) Clarke
  • 2002   Donneta Pickens
  • 2001   Jamie Thomas

The Eagle Award for Leadership/The Chico Herbison Leadership Award recognizes the accomplishments of a McNair Scholar who clearly demonstrates a strong leadership presence at the University of Kansas. This award shall be presented to a Scholar who demonstrates through his or her actions a real concern for furthering the ideals of the University and higher education.

  • 2014   Joshua Russell
  • 2013   Kristopher Velasco
  • 2012   Jessica Brooks
  • 2011   Dagoberto Heredia Jr.
  • 2010   Earl Brooks
  • 2009   Chris Reine
  • 2008   Derrais Carter
  • 2007   Micheal Young
  • 2006   Eboney Crawford
  • 2005   Travis Watkins
  • 2004   Jennifer Sweeton
  • 2003   Felicia Mitchell
  • 2002   Sheri Johnson
  • 2001   Belinda Hinojos

The Ronald E. McNair Challenger Award recognizes the achievements of a McNair Scholar, who, because of his/her diligence and commitment to research and learning, gives promise to a successful academic career. This award honors Ronald E. McNair who died on the Challenger space shuttle in 1986.

  • 2014   Jamie Fuller
  • 2014   Jon Nelson
  • 2013   D. Adam Nicholson
  • 2012   Patrick Miller
  • 2011   Jaime Bost
  • 2011   Anthony Prosser
  • 2010   Brian Hiller
  • 2009   Jay Middleton
  • 2008   Rehmatullah Jaghoori
  • 2007   Jonathan Evenson
  • 2006   Abdirahman Gutale
  • 2005   Jamey Brannon
  • 2004   Michael Lemon
  • 2003   Courtney File
  • 2002   Eve Lane
  • 2001   Tim Kochanski

The McNair Spirit Award is to be presented annually to the McNair Scholar who best demonstrates the “McNair spirit” in his/her scholarly presence at the University of Kansas. This recipient shall be diligent in participation at McNair activities and shall possess a strong scholarly work ethic.

  • 2014   Clint Jensen
  • 2014   Yliana Ruiz
  • 2013   Sarah Bregman
  • 2012   Melissa Malcolm
  • 2011   Anthony Johnson
  • 2010   Jennifer Hurst
  • 2009   Jennifer Henslee
  • 2008   Richard Martinez
  • 2007   Talia Martin
  • 2006   Andrew Roy
  • 2005   Jecarma Newton
  • 2004   Gerardo Castillo and Crystal Clark
  • 2003   Heather Ryser and Josephine (JoMarie) Hart
  • 2002   Carol Delgado
  • 2001   Madinah Hazim

The Katherine Humphrey Memorial Award is to be presented annually to a McNair Scholar who best demonstrates an unwavering commitment serving their fellow students and reaching out to those in need. This award was established in memory of former McNair Scholar and KU student Katherine Humphrey who passed away in 2011.

  • 2014   Ruaa Hassaballa
  • 2013   Carolisa Watson